G33K Out with Angie Fiedler Sutton
About This Show
We all have something we’re obsessed about, and there is a desire to explore that obsession in every way. G33K Out is geared towards enjoying our obsessions in a fun way, but still managing to look at it through a critical lens.
It focuses on the culture of geek media (e.g., comics, television shows, movies, gaming, online media, science, etc.) and includes original critical analysis of geek works, interviews, trends, and stories on the creative process.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 23: 2014 LA Festival of Books: Stephen Tobolowsky
"Hey: it's that one guy!"
It's the cry of many a character actor (so much so that it's got its own page on TV Tropes), and for actor Stephen Tobolowsky, that's fine with him. Appearing in over 200 films and/or television episodes, you may know him as the insurance salesman in Groundhog Day, the substitute teacher Sandy Ryerson in Glee, or from any number of various roles. For me, the role that moved him from 'it's that one guy' to knowing his name was as a guest star on The Lone Gunmen, the short-lived sequel series to The X-Files.
His experiences in television, film and theater are varied, and he has a wide range of stories about those experiences. Back in 2005, he and his stories became the subject of Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party, a movie whereby he captivates his friends and family (and the audience) with these stories of his life. This film led to the podcast The Tobolowsky Files, which I've recommended both back in 2011 and again in February of this year.
In 2014, I had the chance to interview him. He was going to be at that year's LA Festival of Books, promoting his book The Dangerous Animals Club, which is a series of some of those tales. He's coming back to this year's LA Festival of Books, promoting his newest book, My Adventures with God, and so I thought it was a great chance to bring this interview out from storage.
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